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Mary Brooding
[Staff Lounge] Halfway to halfway!
Fri Sep 7, 2018 23:58
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Busying herself about a teapot and an array of treats she'd convinced a prairie elf to help her with, Mary could hardly keep from humming something happy as she worked. It was November, a third of the way through the school year almost and just over halfway to winter break. While most of the professors and staff at Sonora had been working much longer than she had, Mary couldn't help the feeling of wanting to celebrate with them that that meant she herself was nearly halfway through her first semester as a professor. It also marked some very significant life changes for her and she couldn't have run out of reasons to be excited if she'd tried. But Mary never tried to do that.

Instead, she was preparing a celebratory snack for her colleagues.

She had warned Tabitha about her efforts in advance so that the woman wouldn't be so surprised to find her there if she did find time to come enjoy. Mary had picked a Tuesday to put her plan into action so she had all day to grade papers, examine potions, and prepare lessons, all while enjoying the company of her colleagues. She could hardly contain her excitement at the idea of getting to know the other witches and wizards she worked with a little better.

While she wasn't one to make or keep friends-- until recently when she'd found herself drawn to someone much more deeply than as friends--, Mary was certainly one to socialize. She wasn't extroverted per se, but certainly outgoing, and the opportunity to mingle the day away sounded perfect. Of course, she couldn't help also hoping Tabitha herself might stop in at some point.

When she took a seat a safe distance away from the snacks (it wouldn't do to be leering over people as they chose their treats), Mary was surprised to find someone coming in almost right away. It was early still and Mary hadn't expected anyone for a while. She wasn't sure what to think of the bittersweet discovery that it was not Tabit-- Professor Hawthorne.

"Hello!" she greeted the approaching staff member, lowering the papers she'd hardly even started on. "We're almost to Winter Break!"

(OOC - Feel free to have multiple threads throughout the day or interact with each other. This just seemed very Mary and quite a bit of fun as well. Eep!)

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        • Hm, to each their own I suppose. - Grayson Wright, Wed Sep 12 19:23
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